Old Varieties

Blog URL:http://oldvarieties.com/contents1a/
Blog Tags:heritage, fruit, vegetable, plants, animal, historic, britain, flower, history
Country:United Kingdom
Location:Cumbria

This site has been set up to celebrate and feature the heritage of Britain's flowers, fruit and vegetables.



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Dorking Chickens

on Dec 30, 2013 in: Animals, Featured

The Dorking is thought to be one of the oldest British chicken breeds descended from original birds brought to Britain by the Romans. They get their name from the market town of Dorking in Surrey... [[ This is only a summary. Please visit the websi...

If you are keen on keeping native game birds why not attend the Grey Partridge Re-introduction day run by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. Grey Partridge used to be a common sight in the... [[ This is only a summary. Please visit the websi...

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is creating a new fruit orchard using 60 local variety apple, pear and plum trees at the Trust’s Vell Mill nature reserve near Newent. [[ This is only a summary. Please visit the website for the whole article.]]...

Once common across southern England, meadow clary, a rare blue wild flower, had almost disappeared from the Gloucestershire countryside. [[ This is only a summary. Please visit the website for the whole article.]]...

A conservation project to save the juniper bush in lowland England appears to be working, according to the charity Plantlife. Three hundred juniper seedlings are now growing at nine sites, where... [[ This is only a summary. Please visit the websit...

The National Trust has revealed that despite the UK being a nation of apple lovers, the majority of Britons cannot identify home grown varieties. [[ This is only a summary. Please visit the website for the whole article.]]...

Over 29 new varieties of cider apple have been created following a selection and propagation process that started in 1984. With many being harvested for the first time this year. [[ This is only a summary. Please visit the website for the whole art...